Bishops Crown Chilli

Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum 'Bishops Crown'

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Bishops crown chilli is grown for the edible fruit it produces that resembles a Catholic Bishop's Crown or flying saucer like. The heat of the chilli is classified as medium. It is popular in the culinary world because it is not as strong as most chilli peppers making it acceptable to more consumers - it is still potent though!
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest fruit once they have matured and turned red. Often in short summers, it is only the second season!

Propagation

Seed

Sow seeds in spring, fruit matures about 90-100 days after germination.

Special features

Pot plant

Will grow in containers, but increase the watering and make sure the pot drains well.

Crop rotation

Rotate with alternative crops like rootcrops, cabbage familly, legumes like peas and light feeders like salads.

Special features

Origin

America, South America, Peru and across the Andean region

Natural climate

Subtropical Coastal

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Medicinal

Eating the fruit stimulates the circulatory system, and it is a gastrointestinal detoxifier.

Edible

Fruit is edible, the body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild, use fresh or dried as a vegetable, raw, cooked or stuffed.

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptible to aphids, mites and fungus.
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